Paul Scholes believes Manchester United still need to sign a ‘dominant’ centre-back in order to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remain second in the table following their 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on Sunday evening.
United are currently 10 points behind Manchester City, who are favourites to win the title this season.
And Scholes, who won 11 Premier League titles during his career at Old Trafford, has urged United to improve their defence this summer in order to become challengers next season.
‘I think they’re missing a real, dominant centre-back,’ Scholes told BT Sport.
‘If you look back at history at the teams who win leagues, they have real leaders in their back four.
‘I think Maguire possibly could be but I think they need someone with him who can be really dominant in that position, really commanding, can bully a centre forward, can demand from the rest of the squad around him, on and off the pitch as well.
‘I don’t think they’re far off at all.
‘I think the attacking play, the midfield play, Paul Pogba looks a brilliant player, the play we hoped we bought. Fred and McTominay are doing well, McTominay especially.
‘The attacking players are a real threat. Greenwood is coming of age, he’s still a young player but the more games he plays the more star quality you’ll see, this lad could be a superstar.
‘You’ve got Rashford, you’ve got Martial, okay he’s struggling for confidence but that lad’s got real ability.
‘You’ve got the experience of Cavani, there’s goals in the team, we’ve not even spoke about Fernandes. There’s real goals in the team.
‘I think a real dominant centre half with authority could tip United to that next level.’
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